Fellows Directory

Matthew Mochary

Mochary Group

Matt is a coach to the heads of tech companies and investment firms. His book, The Great CEO Within, captures much of his process. He also started the Mochary Foundation which seeks to eliminate structural poverty in the US by giving legitimate first chances to all, particularly those that our society seems to have written off: convicted felons. The Foundation has spun out Freeworld, which trains x-convicts to get a trucking license and then a trucking job, lifting them and their families out of the cycle of poverty and incarceration. Prior to this, Matt made the feature-length documentary Favela Rising, which was short-listed for an Academy Award. Before that, Matt was a founder and the Chairman of Totality, an outsourced provider of internet application maintenance services. Totality was sold to MCI/Verizon and is now known as Verizon Business. Matt was a Partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, where he did his Kauffman Fellowship.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Matt earned his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School where he was named an F.C. Austin Scholar, and received his BA degree from Yale. Matt has been an instructor and board member of the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School.

Matt is a member of Fellows Class 2 and served his fellowship under mentor Brion Applegate at Spectrum Equity Investors in Palo Alto, CA.